If there’s one person who is on an absolutely unstoppable role in Hollywood it’s Bradley Cooper. After his breakout in The Hangover, there has been no stopping this man. He recently acquired an Oscar nom for his brilliant performance in David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook and he’ll also be seen in the highly anticipated crime drama The Place Beyond The Pines, which hits theatres on March 29th.
The actor is in hot demand right now and among the many projects being offered to him is The Man From Primrose Lane, an adaptation of the James Renner novel that is currently set up at Warner Bros. Paranormal Activity 4 scribe Chad Feehan will be adapting the crime thriller, which will see Cooper star and produce.
For a full plot summary of the book, check out what Amazon has to say below.
In West Akron, Ohio, there lived a reclusive elderly man who always wore mittens, even in July. He had no friends and no family; all over town, he was known as the Man from Primrose Lane. And on a summer day, someone murdered him.
Fast-forward four years. David Neff, the bestselling author of a true-crime book about an Ohio serial killer, is a broken man after his wife’s inexplicable suicide. When an unexpected visit from an old friend introduces him to the strange mystery of “the man with a thousand mittens,” David decides to investigate. What he finds draws him back into a world he thought he had left behind forever. And the closer David gets to uncovering the true identity of the Man from Primrose Lane, the more he begins to understand the dangerous power of his own obsessions and how they may be connected to the deaths of both the old hermit and his beloved wife.
Deviously plotted and full of dark wit, James Renner’s The Man from Primrose Lane is an audacious debut that boasts as many twists as a roller coaster. But beneath its turns, it’s a spellbinding story about our obsessions: the dangerous sway they have over us and the fates of those we love.
Honestly, that sounds pretty awesome. On the surface it sounds like your everyday crime thriller but from this plot description, it looks like there’s going to be a lot more than meets the eye with this one. According to Deadline, who broke the story, there is apparently a sci-fi element to it as well, as they state that the main character realizes that “in order to end the cycle of death and capture the killer he must look outside the parameters of what he believed to be true about time and space.” The whole time and space thing is where we get the sci-fi vibe from but who knows? Either way, it sounds pretty interesting.
All in all it sounds like another great project that the studio has lined up for Cooper (the first being Dark Invasion). There’s no doubt that the Bradley Cooper’s star is shining brighter and brighter with every passing day and we couldn’t be happier for the charismatic and extremely likeable actor. He’s full of talent and he’s also a really nice guy (I had the privilege of meeting him a few years back).
I’m a big fan of Bradley Cooper and am happy to see him taking on more serious/mature roles like this. As much as I love him in The Hangover films, I’ll take him in a movie like this or Silver Linings Playbook anyday. He does comedy well, but I think it’s in drama that he really shines.
What do you think? Are you excited to see Bradley Cooper star in The Man From Primrose Lane?